Scale Up New Anglia: High Growth Finance Conference, Norwich

After the huge success of our Digital Tech and Manufacturing conferences, as part of our Scale Up New Anglia programme, we are pleased to announce our latest Scale Up event, with speakers specialising in finance for high growth.

What is the Benefit of Attending this event?

This event is tailored for growing companies in Norfolk and Suffolk, to help you to scale up your business successfully. The overall focus of the event is to provide information on support, guidance, peer experiences and possible tools and techniques to help you continue and develop your businesses growth.

This and subsequent sector events will be supported with workshops, networking, 1-2-1 and one too many events to help assist you and your business to grow and scale up into the future. With support face to face and online. this programme is by invitation or acceptance after application in order to ensure we provide you with the right information and support at this growth level. This means all those within the group will be on, or have been, on the growth and scale up journey too, enabling you to gain great peer support and networking opportunities as well.

What is the Scale Up New Anglia Programme and Who is it For?

The Scale Up New Anglia programme has been launched to support businesses with high growth potential up to 20% in terms of turnover. These companies have been categorised as ‘Silver’. Those achieving growth in excess of 20% in terms of turnover or FTEs are categorised as ‘Gold’.

The mission of the Scale Up New Anglia programme is, therefore, providing the business support to turn ‘Silver’ businesses into ‘Gold’ businesses.

The objective of the programme is to engage with potential high growth businesses throughout the counties of Suffolk and Norfolk and to create an exclusive community of like-minded peers and industry and topic experts. This programme will provide ongoing support and also understand and develop the nature of the high growth ecosystem required to generate growth across the New Anglia region.

Joining the High Growth Programme: Key Benefits to SMEs

  • Access to members only workshops, information tools, meetings and events
  • All businesses at these events are like-minded and keen to grow and develop their businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk – peer to peer support and discussions
  • All businesses are in Norfolk and Suffolk
  • Access to industry experts and information from dedicated growth/scale-up bodies and people
  • Access to inspirational local and national businesses who have been on the scale-up/growth journey
  • Three-year programme in place to take them into the next step
  • Cross organisational support (i.e. Tech East, Invest East, Councils, Chambers)

Agenda for the Day

9:30 – 9:40 – Welcome, housekeeping and introduction – Peter Brady, Orbital Media
09:40 – Growth of Mirus Aircraft Seating – Lyndsay Whiteman, CFO, Mirus Aircraft Seating
10:00 – Discovery of the PCE Automation Scale Up Journey – James Cook Interview with William Millar, PCE Automation/NAGH
10:20 – Barclays High Growth Programme – Ben Crane, Barclays
10:40 – Financing The Growth Journey – Bootstrapping to Crowdfunding – Justin Nevison-Grainger, Conatus Financing Solutions
11:00 – EIS/SEIS – Barry Gostling, Chris Barrett, Ensors
11:20 – 11:40 – Break & networking
11:40 – Angel Funding – Hannah Smith, New Anglia Capital
12:00 – Venture Capital – Jonathan de Groot, Advanced Digital Ventures
12:20 – Understanding R & D Tax Relief and Grants – Mary Schofield, Lovewell Blake
12:40 – Invest East – Readiness for Investment Programme – Michael Cousens, Norfolk County Council and Christopher Dawes, Co-Founder, Electronic Sound Magazine
13:00 – Round Up of Funding Support and Scale Up Programme – Morgan Potter, New Anglia Growth Hub
13:20 – 14:20 – Lunch & networking
14:30 – Event close

Event agenda subject to change.


What are my options for parking and getting to and from the event?

There is ample free parking available at Dunston Hall. For details on how to get to the venue, please visit their website: or call Dunston Hall on: 01508 470444. Alternatively, please contact us directly.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email if you have any questions or queries.

What will be done with the information I supply?

Your information will be stored on Eventbrite according to Eventbrite terms and conditions. Upon arrival you will be required to sign in on our attendance sheet, to provide evidence of your physical attendance, state aid and feedback form for the event, and if we are missing of the key data, such as company name, address contact number a form to collect this missing information. This will be kept on the server as evidence for our ERDF funding for the length of the contract evidence requirements. After your attendance will be stored on the secure Growth Hub CRM system. This is required in order to provide evidence of your attendance and eligibility for the course. This will be kept to the statutory dates any only accessible to Growth Programme and authorised personnel. If you request further contact from an adviser post this event they will use this information to contact you and log any future interactions, again to evidence for ERDF funding.

Your information will not be given to any third parties without your permission. However we will share your details with our trainers if you tick the sign in box next to your signature upon signing in, so they are able to contact you should you wish them to.

Any paperwork completed by you for the course, you are welcome to have copies of upon request.

State Aid Declaration

This event is delivered, free of charge, to SMEs (SME is defined as an Enterprise with fewer than 250 employees and has either an annual balance sheet not exceeding 43mEuro or Annual Turnover not exceeding £50m) other restrictions may apply. This support is being provided as de minimis aid under EC Regulation 1407/2013 (De Minimis Aid Regulation). The value of this support has been calculated as £199.92 or €233.67 Euros (£1 = 1.16884 Euro as at April 2019).

Please note: This is not a request for payment; we are merely required to notify you of the value, which will be relevant if you wish to apply or have applied for any other de minimis State Aid in the future. There is a ceiling of €200,000 for all de minimis aid provided to anyone organisation over a three fiscal year period (i.e. your current fiscal year and previous two fiscal years).

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